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KfW IPEX-Bank to finance Saxony-Anhalt diesel multiple units

Rail industry news / 16 May 2016 /

KfW IPEX-Bank has announced the financing of new diesel multiple units (DMUs) for the regional public transport network in Saxony-Anhalt.

Sustainability supplement 2013 (free to view)

Issue 2 2013, Supplements / 1 April 2013 /

Fair competition for sustainable railways (Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Transport)
Towards greener and cleaner rail diesel vehicles (Judit Sandor, Sustainability and Environment Manager, UNIFE / Roberto Palacin, Senior Researcher and Head of the Rail Systems Group, NewRail / Henning Schwarz, Senior Consultant, Environment and Sustainability, Deutsche Bahn Environment Centre / Christian Kamburow, IZT (Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment) / Michael Meinert, Head of R&D Group Energy Storage Systems, Siemens AG, Infrastructure and Cities Sector)

Turkey’s continuing developments

Issue 2 2012 / 11 April 2012 /

The history of railways in Turkey can be analysed in four periods. First was the Ottoman Period between 1856 and 1922 when foreigners were granted concessions and 4,136km of railway lines were constructed. Second was the Republic Period between 1923 and 1950 when developments were fast and bright and 3,764km of railway lines were constructed (approximately 134km annually) and the railway transportation share was 68% for passenger and 42% for freight. Third was the Negligence Period between 1950 and 2003 when only 945km of railway lines were constructed in total over the 52 years. The fourth period is from 2003 onwards when the railways were re-granted a well-earned prominence. The main focus of this article shall be the period after 2003.

After 52 years of negligence, railway con – struction in Turkey has considerably increased since 2003. After railway construction was made a state policy, the following four activity points were set: